PRESENTATION BY ELIVERA DU PLOOY
THE RULE OF LAW IN POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA: TRANSITION, DEVELOPMENT, CHALLENGES
Post 1994 (the year of the first democratic election in South Africa) the rule of law underwent radical change.
The Constitution became the supreme law of the country which made the lawful transition from apartheid to democracy possible. The changes it brought about to the rule of law were nothing short of revolutionary.
The Bill of Rights, enshrined in Chapter 2 of the Constitution, challenged the existing rule of law, compelling its development and evolution. This, however, came with countless challenges.
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the transition, development and challenges from the perspective of a prosecutor as well as devices prosecutors can use in developing and protecting these rights which forms part of the rule of law.